Arithmetic and Ontology: A Non-realist Philosophy of by Philip Hugly, Charles Sayward

By Philip Hugly, Charles Sayward

This quantity records a full of life alternate among 5 philosophers of arithmetic. It additionally introduces a brand new voice in a single important debate within the philosophy of arithmetic. Non-realism, i.e., the view supported via Hugly and Sayward of their monograph, is an unique place special from the generally recognized realism and anti-realism. Non-realism is characterised through the rejection of a critical assumption shared via many realists and anti-realists, i.e., the idea that mathematical statements purport to consult items. The safety in their major argument for the thesis that mathematics lacks ontology brings the authors to debate additionally the arguable distinction among natural and empirical arithmetical discourse. Colin Cheyne, Sanford Shieh, and Jean Paul Van Bendegem, each one coming from a special point of view, try the real originality of non-realism and lift objections to it. Novel interpretations of famous arguments, e.g., the indispensability argument, and historic perspectives, e.g. Frege, are interwoven with the improvement of the authors’ account. The dialogue of the customarily missed perspectives of Wittgenstein and past supply an attractive and masses wanted contribution to the present debate within the philosophy of arithmetic. Contents Acknowledgments Editor’s creation Philip HUGLY and Charles SAYWARD: mathematics and Ontology a Non-Realist Philosophy of mathematics Preface Analytical desk of Contents bankruptcy 1. creation half One: starting with Frege bankruptcy 2. Notes to Grundlagen bankruptcy three. Objectivism and Realism in Frege’s Philosophy of mathematics half : mathematics and Non-Realism bankruptcy four. The Peano Axioms bankruptcy five. life, quantity, and Realism half 3: Necessity and ideas bankruptcy 6. mathematics and Necessity bankruptcy 7. mathematics and principles half 4: the 3 Theses bankruptcy eight. Thesis One bankruptcy nine. Thesis bankruptcy 10. Thesis 3 References Commentaries Colin Cheyne, Numbers, Reference, and Abstraction Sanford Shieh, what's Non-Realism approximately mathematics? Jean Paul Van Bendegem, Non-Realism, Nominalism and Strict Fi-nitism. The Sheer Complexity of all of it Replies to Commentaries Philip Hugly and Charles Sayward, Replies to Commentaries in regards to the participants Index

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